The Treasury Committee is appointed by the House
of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration and policy
of the HM Treasury and its associated public bodies.
Mr John McFall MP (Labour, Dumbarton) (Chairman)
Mr Nigel Beard MP (Labour, Bexleyheath and Crayford)
Mr Jim Cousins MP (Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne
Angela Eagle MP (Labour, Wallasey) (appointed
Mr Michael Fallon MP (Conservative, Sevenoaks)
Mr David Laws MP (Liberal Democrat, Yeovil)
Norman Lamb MP (Liberal Democrat, Norfolk North)
Kali Mountford MP (Labour, Colne Valley) (discharged
Mr George Mudie MP (Labour, Leeds East)
Dr Nick Palmer MP (Labour, Broxtowe)
Mr James Plaskitt MP (Labour, Warwick and Leamington)
Mr David Ruffley MP (Conservative, Bury St Edmonds)
Mr Andrew Tyrie MP (Conservative, Chichester)
The Committee is one of the departmental select committees,
the powers of which are set out in the House of Commons Standing
Orders, principally in SO No. 152. These are available on the
The Committee has power to appoint a Sub-Committee,
which has similar powers to the main Committee, except that it reports
to the main Committee, which then reports to the House. All members
of the Committee are members of the Sub-Committee, and its Chairman
is Mr Michael Fallon.
The Reports and evidence of the Committee
are published by The Stationery Office by Order of the House.
All publications of the Committee (including press notices) from
Session 1997-98 onwards are available on the Internet at:
reports.cfm. A list of Reports of the Committee
published in the present parliament is at the back of this volume.
All correspondence for the Treasury Committee
should be addressed to the Clerk of the Treasury Committee, 7
Millbank, House of Commons, London SW1P 3JA. The telephone number
for general enquiries is 020 7219 5769. The Committee's email
In the footnotes of this Report, references
to oral evidence are indicated by 'Q' followed by the question
number. References to written evidence are indicated by the page
number as in 'Ev 12'.